A Southampton man who somehow got his todger stuck in a three-inch length of steel pipe had to be cut free by eight firemen bearing an angle grinder, the Southern Daily Echo reports.
The drama began when the unnamed 30-something chap presented himself at Southampton General Hospital's A&E department suffering from "restricted blood flow", which had left him in "a state of arousal, and unable to remove the pipe". Staff were "so concerned" they called in a crew from Redbridge Fire Station.
The Redbridge boys, however, decided they weren't properly equipped to handle the stiff challenge, and "had to bring in backup from St Mary’s station, which has a fire truck equipped with specialist cutting gear".
After the patient was "given an anaesthetic", the experts got stuck in with the angle grinder, fitted with "a four-and-a-half-inch blade", the Echo helpfully notes.
St Mary’s crew manager Adrian Johnson explained: “It was a very delicate operation. We did not want anything heating up. The person who did it deserves a commendation for his nerve and steady hand.”
Watch manager Greg Garrett from Redbridge station admitted: “I’ve only come across this type of thing three or four times* in my 17 years as a firefighter. It’s not a daily occurrence.”
The pipe layer was left with "bruised and swollen" wedding tackle, the Echo concludes. ®
* Garrett was evidently stationed in Wigan in 2007.